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Théodore Rousseau (1812-1867)
Valley of Tiffauge, ca. 1837-44
Oil on canvas
25 1/2 x 40 1/2 in. (64. 8 x 102.9 cm)
Gift of Emilie L. Heine in memory of Mr. and Mrs. John Hauck, 1940.1202

Signed lower left: "TH. Rousseau"

Landscape of a valley with highly detailed rocks in the foreground and a mountain in the right distance. Trees to the left obscure the view of a house on a hill.

Alternate Titles:
Le Fouillis
Marais en Vendée
La Vallée de Tiffauge
Valley of Tiffange


Until 1843/44:   Théodore Rousseau, sold to [1]
1843/44-?:   Baroilhet Collection, Paris
1856:   Papeleu Collection
    Goethals Collection, Brussels
Until April 7, 1873:   Laurent-Richard, Paris, sold at Hôtel Drouot, Paris, April 7, 1873, lot 45
1881:   Peyrot Collection
    Frederick L. Ames [1835-1893], Boston, sold to
Until February 1-2, 1897:   Henri Vever [1854-1943], Paris, sold in Vever sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, February 1-2, 1897, no. 99, to
    Montagnie (?) or Montaguie (?) [2]
By at least 1904-
April 5-8, 1910:
  Charles T. Yerkes [1837-1905], New York, sold at Yerkes sale, American Art Galleries, New York, April 5-8, 1910, lot 63, to [3]
April 5-8, 1910-?:   (Eugene Glaenzer, New York, [d. 1923])
1921:   George Blumenthal [1858-1941], New York
    (M. Knoedler & Co., New York)
By 1923:   (John Levy Galleries, New York)
By at least 1940-1949:   Emilie L. Heine, Cincinnati, given with life interest to [4]
1949-present:   Cincinnati Art Museum

[1] The painting was exhibited at the studio of Jules Dupré in 1844 and was sold to Baroilhet.

[2] The name is handwritten on the painting's entry in an annotated copy of the Vever sale catalogue, held at the Getty Research Insitute.

[3] The painting was published in the Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture in the Collection of Charles T. Yerkes Esq., vol. II, 1904, no. 68. For buyer information on the 1910 sale, see American Art News, April 9, 1910, p. 4.

[4] Emilie L. Heine, a collector with a penchant for the Barbizon school, began collecting art around 1912 and continued until the mid-1940s. The majority of the paintings were purchased for her Cincinnati home during the 1920s and 1930s, but specific dates of purchase for most are unknown. She acquired many of her paintings through John Levy Galleries, New York, and Schneider-Gabriel Galleries, New York. Heine gave this painting and numerous others to the CAM with life interest reserved in 1940. The Heine collection came to the CAM after her death in 1949.

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